I love the byline of this book: Satisfying your deepest desire with God, not food. If you're looking for a book with dieting tips, don't bother with this book. Lysa's book is about the journey. Its about finding contentment in God, rather than twinkies.
After conversations with my husband, I've come to the conclusion that most men don't think of food in the same way women do. My husband seldom spends time thinking what's for his next meal and for the most part he is content to eat whatever is placed in front of him (not a bad position for a wife to be in).
Anyhow, high cholesterol has led me to change the way I think about food. Statistics show that most Americans spend a large portion of their lives gaining and losing the same pounds over and over again. Lysa's book isn't about dieting, its about giving God control of our eating.
I don't necessarily think every person needs to be as strict as Lysa is in restricting food, although maybe God will convict me differently later. I believe its about being led by the Spirit, however.
I appreciated especially Lysa's reflective questions. I also love the fact that she includes Scripture to reflect on. Memorizing and meditating on Scripture is such a key to overcoming sin. Although I have finished reading this book I plan to spend time journaling on the questions further.
I highly recommend this book, not as a weight loss book but I think this would also be great for those who struggle with any other habit.